Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology
There are numerous trials underway to find treatment for the COVID-19 through testing vaccines as well as existing drugs. Apart from the many synthetic chemical compounds, plant-based compounds could provide an array of \suitable candidates for testing against the virus. Studies have confirmed the role of many plants against respiratory viruses whe...
BackgroundThe dried roots and rhizomes of medicinal licorices are widely used worldwide as a traditional medicinal herb, which are mainly attributed to a variety of bioactive compounds that can be extracted from licorice root. Endophytes and plants form a symbiotic relationship, which is an important source of host secondary metabolites.ResultsIn t...
In vitro cultures play a promising role for production of pharmaceutically important plant secondary metabolites and the use of elicitation can mitigate the low productivity of active compounds. In the present study, the influence of cadmium chloride (CdCl2) elicitation on alkaloid yield was investigated in Rauvolfia serpentina. This heavy metal wa...
Metabolic engineering communications
Numerous secondary metabolites from plants are important for their medicinal, nutraceutical or sensory properties. Recently, significant progress has been made in the identification of the genes and enzymes of plant secondary metabolic pathways. Hence, there is interest in using synthetic biology to enhance the production of targeted valuable metab...
Analytica Chimica Acta: X
• A selective pressurized liquid extraction (sPLE) method to extract secondary metabolites from plant is described. • The method is fast, efficient, selective, and in accordance with principles of green chemistry. • Preheating the dry extraction cell resulted in degradation of digoxin. • Sand and diatomaceous earth induced matrix effects in the ele...
Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology
Phenoxy acid 2,4-D (2,4-dichlorophenoxy acid) is one of the most commonly-used herbicide in agriculture. Biodegradation of 2,4-D can be stimulated by structurally-related plant secondary metabolites such as ferulic acid (FA). The aim of this study is to: (1) assess the potential of indigenous soil bacteria to degrade 2,4-D in the presence of FA by ...
BMC Plant Biology
BackgroundAnthocyanins are the primary source of colour in flowers and also accumulate in vegetative tissues, where they have multiple protective roles traditionally attributed to early compounds of the metabolic pathway (flavonols, flavones, etc.). Petal-specific loss of anthocyanins in petals allows plants to escape from the negative pleiotropic ...
Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis
• Active efflux as the main resistance strategy in bacteria. • Phytochemicals as promising alternatives against efflux pumps-mediated MDR. • Herbals-based efflux pump inhibitors screening, the methods.
Journal of chemical ecology
The koala is a specialist feeder with a diet consisting almost exclusively of potentially toxic eucalypt leaves. Monoterpenes, an abundant class of plant secondary metabolites in eucalypts, are highly lipophilic. Chronic absorption and systemic exposure can be anticipated for the koala, causing health effects in various ways when consumed in high a...
In the growth condition(s) of plants, numerous secondary metabolites (SMs) are produced by them to serve variety of cellular functions essential for physiological processes, and recent increasing evidences have implicated stress and defense response signaling in their production. The type and concentration(s) of secondary molecule(s) produced by a ...